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Small Businesses to Support this Holiday

Small Businesses to Support this Holiday

At Poppy Barley, one of our brand values is inspiring connections – and we are always working to connect with our community and the incredible businesses that exist within in. This season, we’re highlighting three small businesses in the Alberta community that have an incredible story behind their products, and offer...

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Winter Outfit Ideas with Heels

Winter Outfit Ideas with Heels

Heels are the ultimate outfit-finisher. Heels add polish to casual weekend looks and elevate office wear. Poppy Barley heels prove that comfort is anything but boring. Our heels are playful with details like square-toes, exaggerated buckles, metallic grommets and sporty pull-tabs. They are designed to be versatile and work for 80%...
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Tall Boots for Short Women

Tall Boots for Short Women

5'2" Breanne, talks tall boots for short women, her favourite Poppy Barley boot styles, and tips for dressing a short frame.
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Recipes for Your Next Dinner Party

Recipes for Your Next Dinner Party

Our Rediscovery Collection is designed for inviting people into our homes. Passing food. Sharing our voices strengthened by timely social issues.  With this theme in mind, we've rounded up our team's favourite dinner-party-ready recipes. From authentic Spanish paella to refreshing summer salads, these recipes serve as the foundation for reconnecting...

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The Rediscovery Collection: Style Deep Dive

The Rediscovery Collection: Style Deep Dive

Our new Rediscovery Collection is designed for rekindling our friendships with hugs, returning to our favourite local spots, and traveling to destinations far afield. It’s about embracing the parts of the pandemic that made us better–and sharing it with the world. Our Senior Designer, Kalie, explores the two new footwear...

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Leather Shoes You Don't Need To Break In

Leather Shoes You Don't Need To Break In

We’ve all been there–slipping on a pair of leather shoes and feeling immediate discomfort. “How long will this last? Will they stretch? Are they going to be comfortable eventually?” High-quality structured leather shoes often have a break-in period of 5-8 wears in which the leather softens and molds to your...

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Styling Notes With Sammi Smith

Styling Notes With Sammi Smith

Meet Sammi Smith, founder of contemporary loungewear brand, Soft Focus. For the past 10 years, Sammi has been living and working in Toronto for some of Canada’s top fashion brands, which developed her knowledge and skill in the apparel industry. We recently connected with Sammi and asked her she would...

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Our Founders' Favourites: Spring Edition

Our Founders' Favourites: Spring Edition

As a small Canadian business, we’re introducing you to other Canadian brands we love. By supporting these brands, we’re fostering the next generation of women-owned businesses. Legacy matters, let’s shop to shape the future of retail.
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Raise Her Up: Karen Lee

Raise Her Up: Karen Lee

Meet Karen Lee, half of the visionary behind Vancouver-based LEZÉ The Label. Karen and her business partner Tanya began LEZÉ The Label in 2018 after feeling inspired by the thought of all-day pyjama comfort – "What if we could create workwear that was recycled, comfortable, and looked presentable?" they thought. Karen's goal...

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Raise Her Up: Katie Warwa

Raise Her Up: Katie Warwa

The mature neighbourhoods in Edmonton are experiencing an influx of many beautiful infill homes. If you’ve stopped to admire one of these homes, it’s likely you’re looking at a home designed by Katie Warwa, Lead of Design at Urbis Infill Homes, and her team. Katie  has a Masters of Architecture from UBC,...

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Raise Her Up: Chantell Ghosh

Raise Her Up: Chantell Ghosh

For International Women's Day, we're partnering with DirectHer Network to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and, and take action for equality.  To celebrate, we have partnered with ten remarkable women who are breaking the barriers of change and empowering more female participation in the boardroom.  Chantell Ghosh Executive...

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Raise Her Up: Charlene Butler

Raise Her Up: Charlene Butler

For International Women's Day, we're partnering with DirectHer Network to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and, and take action for equality.  To celebrate, we have partnered with ten remarkable women who are breaking the barriers of change and empowering more female participation in the boardroom.  Charlene Butler Board Governor,...

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